Former Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap accidentally hit and killed his 3-year-old daughter with his truck on Friday while she was playing in his driveway, Mesa, Arizona police told the Associated Press.
Heap was moving the vehicle forward when he struck the girl, who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead, according to The Arizona Republic.
Mesa police said that Heap was not impaired and that there were no suspicious circumstances in the death, according to Sports Illustrated.
Heap was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, spending two seasons there before moving to the Arizona Cardinals in 2011 and 2012 before injury forced him to retire.
“We cannot imagine the heartbreak and sorrow Todd and Ashley's family feels right now,” the Baltimore Ravens said in a statement. “This is knee-buckling news and an overwhelmingly sad tragedy.”
“Our prayers, our thoughts and our hearts are with the Heaps, who have contributed so much to the Ravens and Baltimore community,” the statement continues. “We believe their deep faith and tremendous support from friends and family will help them through this unimaginable time.”
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